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Chef Tyson Cole, winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Southwest--Thank you Uchi and Uchiko family and friends for your support!
Uchi showcases the culinary talents of executive chef and sushi master Tyson Cole, winner of the "best new chef in America 2005" by Food and Wine magazine. His exciting menu expands on the Japanese tradition with new flavors and influences. Uchi means "house," and like many sushi bars in Japan, Uchi is located in a refurbished old home. Its vibrant design adds a fresh dimension to the neighborhood and has been warmly received by Austin's diverse dining crowd. Uchi accepts a very limited number of reservations and reserves the majority of the dining room for walk-in availability. Most seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. All parties must be complete before being seated.
Austin, TX 78704
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking is provided.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Uchi Ratings and Reviews
Uchi was awesome!! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and Uchi did not disappoint! Everything from the menu was fresh and delicious and the drink I had was great too! We had an awesome waitress and even got a complimentary dish since we were there celebrating a birthday. I will definitely return to Uchi for happy hour or other special occasions!
Service was exceptional as usual. This is the second time we come here for the tasting menu in the past two months and three of our courses were very fishy and tasted old. We were quite disappointed. We even ordered a few of our additional favorites like the Sake Toro which was horribly fishy and obviously not Uchi’s usual fresh quality. We’re used to better quality and fresh options at Uchi, not so much this time.
We heard great things about Uchi so we had to check it out ourselves. We are novice sushi eaters, but our waitress Jessica answered all of our questions and her recommendations were on-point. We ended up trying two pieces from the Tokyo specials menu, and they were our favorite! We will definitely be back.
Chi was great, but not what I expected. I think if you were really trying to impress a date or client that liked Japanese food, Uchi would be a decent choice. Prices are very high for what you get, and you don’t get much for $150-200 spend. I loved the property, and after they attempted to seat the two of us in the back by the bathrooms we asked and moved right up near the bar and that made the night much more enjoyable. We did a 6 “course” set with 3 additional dishes and drinks. Everything is shared, so think average sushi joint 2 pieces per order and that’s a course at Uchi. Yes the sushi was DELICIOUS. They do some nice sauces and get creative with ingredients that was definitely memorable.
We had a great time, and I’m glad we finally made it here. That said, I wouldn’t go too far out of my way to go back any time soon and that’s sad. I believe these businesses should be regulars for local residents and I don’t feel that’s what Uchi is.
I was really taken aback. Really loved the interior decor and ambience. The food was really phenomenal. I love Japanese food, but am not a huge fan of sushi/sashimi; I tried some and ended up loving it. Was very pleasantly surprised. Had a wonderful server (shout out to Shireen!). Went during happy hour (wasn't intentional), so the prices per dish were certainly not representative of the four dollar signs I saw on Yelp. We splurged and ended up spending a little over $150 with tip included, which is to be clear an expensive dinner, but there are so many things you're paying for outside of the mere ingredients that are worth it.
We went to Uchi to celebrate a birthday and had an amazing time! The slow, one-dish-at-a-time pace gave us plenty of opportunity to enjoy our food and fill up without getting stuffed, plus gave us ample opportunity to focus on each dish as it came. The sake cocktails were delicious and as always the sushi was beyond compare.
While the restaurant is fabulous itself our waiter was beyond fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and wine list and his suggestions were perfect for us. We brought our 11 and 13 year olds who are adventurous eaters and they loved Uchi as well.
Uchi is a one of a kind restaurant that you must go to at least once. The food is amazing, like little flavor explosions with every bite! Visit Uchi during social hour for awesome deals on tastings! Very happy with my visit, the Walu Walu and Brussels sprouts alone will bring me back again!
Either Uchi's food quality and flavor has declined, or the standards for food in Austin has risen to the point that I was extremely disappointed in my dinner at Uchi -- relative to the price. I would recommend to go to some newer restaurants. I think Uchi has become stagnant. I'd like to see new dishes on Uchi's menu and their old dishes need upgrades.
It was my first time at Uchi and it was so delicious. The food was great-- the only thing we had qualms about was a roll that came with a chile aioli that tasted like mayonnaise. It was a bit disappointing. Also, it is a bit loud in there and I wasn't really able to hear my date that well. Our hostess was wonderful and I would come back here again.
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